Vanagons are mellow machines that can inspire a laid back, free-spirited vibe, feelings of wellbeing, and Zen-like joy, if you open
yourself to the possibilities and are willing to slow down, just a touch.
These lovingly-maintained vehicles are 25-plus years old, and compared to modern vehicles, have small, lower power, (environmentally friendly.)
engines. Also, Vanagon brakes, while absolutely safe and suitable, are not as powerful as modern anti-lock brakes and may require a more measured driving and braking style.
“Step On It!” doesn’t really work in a Vanagon. So, if you’re planning a bank heist or trying to make fast tracks to the next state… our sweet Westy vans are probably not the machines to use. On the other hand, if you’re ready to relax, downshift and enjoy the ride – you’ll have a fabulous time.